Sunday 18 November 2001

Yew Tree Planting

After the family service in Chearsley on November 18th, the parishioners spilled out to the graveyard of St. Nicholas to watch as Father Roger was helped to plant the tree by younger members of the congregation.

The tree is a cutting from a yew believed to be about 2,000 years old, and has been cared for by John and Jean Daish since being given out - at just 4" tall - at a special service at Dorchester Abbey.